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Animator/​Digital Artist

Kaiwhakahauora/​Ringa Toi Mamati

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Animators/digital artists use traditional and digital media, such as drawing, models, photography, and image capture and manipulation software to create still and moving images for print, web, television or film.


Animators/digital artists who work as freelance workers usually earn

$35K-$146K per year

Animators/digital artists in full-time employment usually earn

$34K-$100K per year

Source: Animation College, 2016; Toybox, 2016; Careers New Zealand research, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an animator/digital artist are average for those wanting to enter the role, but good for those with experience.
Woman working on a digital animation

Animators/digital artists may do some work by hand, but most of their work is computer-based

Last updated 12 July 2018